Are Oral Medications for Vaginal Yeast Infections Safe During Pregnancy?
Vaginal yeast infections may occur more commonly during pregnancy, and most are treated with topical medications, or creams. Oral medications are prescribed when topical treatment fails, but the safety of such agents during pregnancy is controversial. A recent review and analysis examined all relevant studies…
Physical activity may attenuate menopause-associated atherogenic changes
A new study on menopausal women shows that leisure-time physical activity is associated with a healthier blood lipid profile. However, results suggest that leisure-time physical activity does not seem to entirely offset the unfavorable lipid profile changes associated with the menopausal transition.
Best Strategy for Managing Hypertension and Preeclampsia at End of Pregnancy
In 2009, the Hypertension and Preeclampsia Intervention Trial At near Term-I (HYPITAT- I) trial showed that inducing labor in women with gestational hypertension or preeclampsia at the end of pregnancy reduces the number of high risk situations for the mother, without compromising the health of…
Women’s deep belly fat more strongly linked to diabetes and cardiovascular diseases
A comprehensive study from Uppsala University, with over 325,000 participants, shows that deep belly fat is a major contributing risk factor for developing diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The study also shows that deep belly fat is a larger risk factor in women compared to men….
Substituting Poultry for Red Meat May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk
Results from a new study suggest that red meat consumption may increase the risk of breast cancer, whereas poultry consumption may be protective against breast cancer risk. The findings are published in the International Journal of Cancer.
Breastfeeding mums’ milk can transfer life-long protection against infection to their babies
Mothers’ breast milk can provide protection against infection that lasts for life, finds new research in mice by an international team of scientists including experts at the University of Birmingham.
Passion trumps love for sex in relationships
When women distinguish between sex and the relational and emotional aspects of a relationship, this determines how often couples in long-term relationships have sex. Passion plays a significant role.
Men sometimes act less interested in sex – in order to get it
In a new study, women said they acted a little more interested in sex than they really were. Men are the ones who apparently play cool most often.
Walking downhill after meals boosts bone health in postmenopausal women with diabetes
Walking downhill after eating can reduce bone resorption in postmenopausal women with diabetes, according to research presented at ENDO 2019, the annual meeting of the Endocrine Society, in New Orleans. Walking uphill does not have the same benefit, the study found.
Good News for Women with MS: Disease May Not Worsen After Pregnancy After All
There’s good news for women with multiple sclerosis (MS)—researchers now say the disease may not flare up again right after pregnancy as they had long believed, according to a preliminary study that will be presented at the American Academy of Neurology’s 71st Annual Meeting in…